Notes, nuggets and one flashy ‘Roll Tide’ dress

Here’s some college football notes for your reading pleasure while you try to figure out your fantasy football team lineups for this weekend.

You might have seen a tweet floating around, or if you’re an Alabama fan, you might have already seen the slideshow at AL.com of Miss Alabama 2013’s dress for the contest. Nothing like trying to outdo Miss Alabama USA 2012 Katherine Webb, AKA A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend.

Now to football. Here are some tidbits from the ACC notebook that will be in Friday’s AJC. Buy it anyway.

• Did you know that three of Clemson’s top four defensive linemen are from Georgia. They include DE Vic Beasley (from Adairsville), who had two sacks against Georgia, and DT Grady Jarrett (Rockdale County) and DE Corey Crawford (Carver-Columbus).
• TE Nick O’Leary, who is Jack Nicklaus’ grandson, matched his total of three TD catches from 2012 with three in the opening win over Pitt. It was the first time a FSU TE had more than one TD catch in a game since 1994.
• I love the nickname of “Wild and Free” given to FSU RBs James Wilder Jr. and Devonta Freeman.
• Miami DB Ray Lewis III is the son of former NFL star Ray Lewis, who played for the Hurricanes from 1993-95
• Look out for North Carolina freshman WR Johnathan “Bug” Howard (Wilcox County), who had two catches for 32 yards in his first game. Coach Larry Fedora loves him.
• Here’s Virginia coach Mike London on Oregon: “They look like the Green Bay Packers out there. I mean this: The guy that goes to get the tee after the kickoff is really fast, and their whole team is fast.” The Cavs get to play the Ducks Saturday.
• Beamer Ball is hurting. Virginia Tech hasn’t blocked a punt against a FBS team or scored a defensive touchdown since 2010, according to The Washington Post, so look for more starters on special teams. Especially after Alabama’s Christion Jones burned them in the opener.
• Another freshman WR from Georgia, Wake Forest’s Jonathan Williams (Mays) had five catches for 143 yards in an opening win over Presbyterian.

Fantasy footnote

And this has nothing to do with a former Miss Alabama.

I drafted Peyton Manning, Dez Bryant and Julio Jones a couple of weeks, but I play in a pass-happy PPR league, where yardage bonuses pile up for WRs and QBs and passing TDs are worth six points.

My RBs are not the best – Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews are my top two – but I took a late chance on Le’Veon Bell, who’ll soon be back.

If you play, best of success this weekend.

10 comments Add your comment

V. Logan

September 10th, 2013
6:59 pm

THIS SUCKS!!!!! I’m tired of the constant interuptions when I’m trying to reach sites that I’m doing business with! Somebody needs to address this problem! By the way…not everyone is a “Roll Terd” fan! For me it’s Auburn all the way!!!!!

V. Logan

September 10th, 2013
6:47 pm

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D-man

September 7th, 2013
8:22 am

Roll tide, love it…

Dawg Daze

September 6th, 2013
10:04 pm

From tide roll: “Richt should be ashamed.”

He’s not. He’ll keep on collecting his $4 million a year as long as those suckers keep paying him.

Marcus

September 6th, 2013
2:16 pm

Dude,
you made out in your Fantasy League w/Peyton Manning going superhuman last nite.

tide roll

September 5th, 2013
9:29 pm

In the meantime, Cristobal lands the top offensive lineman in America. What’s wrong Friend, Louisiana too much of a trip for you?

The most under qualified, under achieving coaching staff in America. This guy Richt is more worried about his tan than your football program.

It’s criminal what’s happening to you guys.

Richt should be ashamed.

tide roll

September 5th, 2013
9:25 pm

So Saban hires Mario Cristobal as offensive line coach, Richt on the other hand pulls et another “LAZY” hire fropm arguably the worst division 1 program in America, UAB’s WILL FRIEND, and Laremy Tunsil is off to Ole Miss.! Do it Richt, Do it Friend, and Do it DAWGS. 35 friggin’ years. No wonder!

WetWillie

September 5th, 2013
6:35 pm

Andy if you intend to get hits then you need to trash Nick Saban. That works well around this site. Interview someone that was moved to medical scholly. There is hundreds so it shouldn’t be a problem.

I dropped my fried twinkie

September 5th, 2013
4:42 pm

KOOL………………..not even CLOSE to FIRST.

Andy Johnston………..deleted my POST OF TRUTH. from the 2 O’clock hour.

KOOL

September 5th, 2013
3:29 pm